Park Leads Asian Rout At Women’s Open
The silent ninja from South Korea delivered her killer blow to clear the field at the 2017 LPGA U.S. Women’s Open and stake her claim to the coveted title. It was sweet revenge for Sung Hyun Park who was robbed of her first win at last year’s event when she squandered her lead and ended up third.
The 23-year old rookie came from behind to snatch victory which is her first big win on the LPGA Tour. For her win, Park won US$810,000.
Park closed out the win with a round of 67 to win at 11-under par, two-strokes ahead of super-talented 17 year old amateur Hye-Jin Choi. China’s 54-hole leader Shanshan Feng made a triple bogey on the 18th hole and dropped from solo second into a tie for fifth at six-under par.
The top ten leaderboard was completed dominated by Asian players with Carlota Siganda of Spain being the only non-Asian who tied for fifth placing.
With her victory, Park extends her lead in the Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year standings and becomes eligible for the Rolex Annika Major Award presented at the Evian Championship to the major champion who displayed the most consistent performance during the season.